For Immediate Release:
(Vancouver, BC) - Alberta reggae band Tasman Jude just returned from a 3-month long tour of Australia and they're already set to hit the road all over again - this time across Canada! Tasman Jude are kicking off an extensive Cross-Canada starting this Friday, April 17th in their hometown of Grande Prairie, AB. The tour boasts nearly 40 tour dates and sees the band on the road until July. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
Tasman Jude is one of the hardest working bands out there! The band independently released their debut album 'Green' on October 7th, 2014, and toured across Canada in support of the release throughout October and November. After wrapping up the Canadian Tour, the band kept the momentum going with tour dates in the Caribbean (lead singer Caleb Hart is originally from Trinidad-Tobago) and then on to Australia in early 2015 for a tour that included the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Forest Edge Music festival and 'Easterfest' in Toowoomba on April 2nd. Watch Tasman Jude's live performance of brand new track 'La Isla' at Easterfest HERE.
Spending so much time on the road has been well worth it for Tasman Jude, earning the band a very loyal fan base here in Canada and beyond. Says Caleb Hart, “We don’t have fans, we have family members!" Tasman Jude have played 350 shows over the past 2 years and that number will just continue to grow throughout the remainder of 2015.
The town of Grande Prairie, Alberta, may seem like the last place you'd find a killer reggae band but that's exactly where Tasman Jude was formed. The band's latest album 'Green' debuted at #1 on iTunes Reggae Charts upon it's release in October 2014 and is the first in a series of 3 concept albums. The 2nd album ‘Gold’, due out this fall, will have a bit more of an island pop vibe (including new track 'La Isla') than the rootsy, earthy sounds of ‘Green'. The 3rd album 'Red' will take on the more ska/aggresive side of reggae music. These 3 combined albums will provide Tasman Jude's full take on reggae - going back to roots of reggae music which teaches of God, peace, love, joy, truth, freedom, justice, unity and serenity.
Look for the Tasman Jude on their Cross-Canada Tour starting on April 17th. Please visit tasmanjude.com for the most up-to-date tour listings.
Tasman Jude is: Caleb Hart (lead vocals, djembe) // Al Peterson (guitar) // Derek Wilder (bass) // Bethanie Earle (percussion)
TASMAN JUDE UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES: April 17 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s April 18 – Grande Prairie, AB – YMCA Fundraiser April 22 - Jasper, AB – Jasper Legion April 24 - Vancouver, BC - Calabash April 26 - Vernon, BC – Gallery Vertigo April 30 – Revelstoke, BC - The Last Drop May 2 – Calgary, AB – Tropical Corner May 3 – Edmonton, AB - Mercury Room May 6 - Regina, SK - McNally's May 7 - Winnipeg, MB - Maw’s Eatery May 8 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Foundry May 9 – Sault Ste. Marie. ON - Lolops May 14 - Hamilton, ON - Stonewalls May 15 - North Bay, ON - Fox & Fiddle May 16 - Toronto, ON - 3030 May 17 - Ottawa, ON - Mercury Lounge May 21 - Fredricton, NB - The Capital Bar May 22 - St. Andrew’s, NB - The Red Herring May 23 - St.John, NB - Peppers Pub May 24 - Moncton, NB - Plan B Lounge May 26 - Charlottetown, PEI - Baba’s May 28 - Halifax, NS - The Carleton May 29 - Montreal, QC - L’Escogriffe Cafe Bar May 30 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambi June 4 - Kenora, ON - Bijou Steakhouse June 5 - Brandon, MB - Double Decker June 6 - Saskatoon, SK - The Capitol Club June 7 - Canmore. AB - Good Earth Cafe June 9 - Lethbridge, AB - House Show June 10 - Sherwood Park, AB - Heatland Alliance June 11 - Red Deer, AB - Fratters June 12 - Revelstoke, BC - The Last Drop June 13 - Revelstoke, BC - The Last Drop June 19 - Nanaimo, BC - The Cambie June 20 - Qualicum Beach, BC - CFC Church June 21 - Port Alberni, BC - Char's Landing July 1 - Parksville, BC - Canada Day Celebrations July 2 - Victoria, BC - Victoria Ska Fest July 3 - Osoyoos, BC - Spirit Beach Cantina July 4 - Osoyoos, BC - Spirit Beach Cantina
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